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Mandatory Minimum Sentences Are Not Effective - Mandatory minimum prison sentences are punishments that are set through legislation for specific offenses. They have been used throughout history for different crimes. The four traditional goals of punishment are: deterrence, incapacitation (incarceration), retribution, and rehabilitation. With the state of our national economy, cutting prison and corrections costs would be a huge savings. On the surface, it may seem that mandatory minimum sentences would serve the traditional goals of punishment....   [tags: Mandatory Minimums,Costly and Ineffective]
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Mandatory Minimum Sentences in Canada - Introduction This paper will be focusing on the controversial issue of mandatory minimum sentences in Canada. There has been much debate over this topic, as it has quickly become implemented for the sentencing of drug offenders, drug-related crimes and banned firearm offences. I will argue that every case that comes through the criminal justice system is different and deserves a fair trial with a sentence that is not already determined for them. There have been many cases where the judge has no discretion in the sentence due to the mandatory minimum sentences pre-determined for the case, no matter what the aggravating or mitigating factors were....   [tags: firearms, criminal justice system, prison, trial]
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Rhetorical Analysis of Two Sentences - Rhetoric may refer to the practice of argumentation that aims to influence or modify the perspectives of the target audience (Herrick, 2005, p. 3). Critically analysing the rhetoric context of an article could help us better apprehend the writer’s rhetoric moves as analytical readers, and attain useful techniques to improve as proficient writers. This essay will be evaluating and comparing the following sentences, which both successfully delivered powerful messages within the gender equality arena yet vary in terms of their rhetorical situation, rhetorical appeals, tone, structure and style....   [tags: women, race, strategy] 980 words
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Suspended Sentences by Patrick Modiano - ... He says “At this point I feel the tears come to my eyes, in part because the pain we both feel now seems so unnecessary.” Desmond says this after Robbie reveals to him that he is a forty-eight year old virgin, and is frightened by the lifelong memory another man would have of their sexual encounter. His confession evokes feelings of pity in readers as they too feel the emotional degradation in Robbie’s admission. Desmond’s statement that he feels tears come to his eyes, yet is not crying, demonstrates how he empathizes with Robbie, yet does possess the free will to express his sympathy wholeheartedly....   [tags: book review] 1035 words
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Pseudo-cleft and It-Cleft Sentences - In the regular sentence order of English, the subjects come before predicates and verbs come before objects. In English, there are variations in sentence order. Although these variations cause some confusion, a speaker of English can use them to highlight an important point in the sentence. For example, a speaker uses a cleft sentence as a way to focus on a special element on the sentence. A cleft sentence is a complex sentence in which a simple sentence is expressed using a main clause and a subordinate clause....   [tags: Grammar]
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Conditional Sentences Teaching - Introduction Based on the textbooks in Hong Kong, the students in Primary 5 get the first chance to learn conditional sentences. There are four types in all: Type 0 (any situation which is always true), Type 1(something is going to happen in the future), Type 2 (an imaginary situation which stands no chance of happening or even impossible) and Type 3 (a situation which might have happened in the past but which did not really happen) (Loo, 1996). As time goes by, students will get a better understanding about them in junior high school....   [tags: teaching method, grammar, education]
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Teaching Conditional Sentences to Chinese Students - Part A 1. Introduction Teaching English If-conditional sentences to Chinese students is always a challenge for English teachers. English teachers are still continuously seeking for an effective method to make the language point more understandable for students. The probability approach put forward by Mei Wu (2012) provides a clear classification of conditional sentences. Based on her theory, conditional sentences can be mainly divided into four types. In terms of probability, type 1 is the factual conditionals (zero condition) which mean the event is definitely happen to meet the condition stated in the if-clause....   [tags: education, grammar, language learning]
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Noncustodial Sentences - Advantages and Disadvantages of Noncustodial Sentences Non-Custodial Sentences A non custodial order is a sentence given to an offender who has committed a less serious crime. The offender is given community orders rather than imprisonment. If the offender breaks any of the below orders then they will be re-sentenced and this is likely to result in them being given a heavier order or even a prison sentence. The types of non custodial orders available are; * Community rehabilitation order (previously called 'probation order' and unhelpfully changed to this inferior new name) * Community punishment order (previously called...   [tags: Pro Con Essays] 2293 words
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On Fredrich Von Hayek and John Maynard Keynes Sentences - Sentences are, simply constructed to translate thought into words. The nature of how a writer compose their sentences are predicated by the text’s rhetorical situation. The purpose for this essay is to examining the totality of rhetorical situations upon two sentences from separate texts to critically analyse how the author employed techniques in order to connect with their audience, as well as parsing the cultural context of the authors of two separate sentences. I have chosen two sentences from a collection of academically contentious letters, exchanged between Friedrich von Hayek and John Maynard Keynes, revolving around the contestability of economic policy....   [tags: stylistic differences, philosophical analysis] 698 words
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Federal and State Guide Lines for Prison Sentences - ... Although there do exist non-jail time crimes, certain crimes that may not involve aggravating or lethal physical contact with another person may become eligible for a prison sentence. According to the United States Sentencing Commission, “drug offenses, firearm possessions, theft, identity theft offenders and sex offenders are types of non capital crimes” [ 3 ]. These type of crimes did not carry out a homicide which would then be considered a capital crime. Indeterminate sentences are those that the judge goes to according to guidelines which set a minimum and maximum time that the convicted offender will have to serve in prison....   [tags: crimes, law, offender] 529 words
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Teaching Conditional Sentences through C-R Tasks - A. Introduction Conditional sentences are dedicated to expressing a possible situation and its consequences. Teaching of conditional sentences is a difficult point in secondary school English education. In mainland China, students begin the learning of the first and zero type of conditional sentences in the eighth grade, and learn the rest of second and third type of condition sentences in the eleventh grade. The long learning period of conditional sentence can reflect the great importance and difficulty of teaching this grammar....   [tags: education, grammar, teaching method]
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Agreeing With Russell's Analyses of Sentences and Refuting Strawson's Objection - Introduction In this paper I will argue that Russell's analyses of sentences is successful and that the objection brought by Strawson can be refuted. Russell’s theory of definite descriptions contains a significant insight in that Russell’s view that what appears to be referential propositions are in fact quantificational is correct. Russell's theory of definite descriptions Russell propounds two theses, one about names and the other about definite descriptions. This paper deals with Russell's analysis of definite descriptions, 'the F', and his theory of their proper logical analysis....   [tags: Definite Descriptions, Object-Dependent]
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Do Sentences Have Identity? - Do Sentences Have Identity. We study here equiformity, the standard identity criterion for sentences. This notion was put forward by Lesniewski, mentioned by Tarski and defined explicitly by Presburger. At the practical level this criterion seems workable but if the notion of sentence is taken as a fundamental basis for logic and mathematics, it seems that this principle cannot be maintained without vicious circle. It seems also that equiformity has some semantical features ; maybe this is not so clear for individual signs but sentences are often considered as meaningful combinations of signs....   [tags: Equiformity Language Composition Papers]
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Life Sentences and Sex Offenders - Human Rights Watch, a world-class independent organization, state on their site: “Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world” (Human Rights Watch). In 2007, they published No Easy Answer, which deals with how sex offenders are affected by being registered as sex offenders. They claim that it is injustice to “label” a person for their entire life for a bad decision they made as a child. I could not agree more, but what the good people at Humans Rights Watch are forgetting is that those are not the only people on the sex offenders’ registry; there are those with unspeakable crimes....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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Mandatory Minimum Sentences are Cruel and Unusual Punishment - Mandatory Minimum Sentences are Cruel and Unusual Punishment Two decades ago it was not uncommon for Americans to believe they had one of the best criminal justice systems in the world. Unfortunately, with the enormous drug trade coming to a pinnacle and the effects of drugs on more and more suburban youth, the government felt a desperate measure had to be taken. In the mid-1980’s congress passed a series of strict laws to keep illegal drugs off the street....   [tags: Papers] 594 words
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The Three Strikes Law Repeat Felony Offenders Penalties - The Initiative I have chosen to talk about is the Three Strikes Law Repeat Felony Offenders Penalties, Proposition 36. This proposition was introduced on the November 6, 2012 ballot as an initiated state stature, where it was approved with a 69.30% standing in the state of CA. This proposition was set up to modify the elements in California’s “Three Strikes” Law, which was approved by the state’s voters in 1994 through proposition 184. There are 24 other states that have some form of the Three Strike type law in effect as of today....   [tags: proposition 36, sentences, offence]
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My Mistakes and Improvements in Writing - ... Also, reading out loud, it helps to notice grammatical errors. Although I have acquired helpful reading, writing, and analytical skills, I am not an expert in any of them. I still struggle at noticing my mistakes and knowing when to make the proper correction. For instance, in my essay “We Are Where We Come From”(Essay 2) after knowing most of these skills I still managed to make a lot of mistakes such as run-ons, fragments, and other errors. An example of one of my run-ons is “Without our families to give us a sense of who we are the world would be like the Dead Sea full of lost souls searching for their personal identity.” This run-on is missing a comma after “are”, and before “world”....   [tags: reflective essay, run on sentences, ] 614 words
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The Competing Explanations of Deviance - How are the Competing Explanations of Deviance Relative to Juveniles who are Serving Life Sentences in Prison. America is the only country that incarcerates persons under the age of 18 to a life sentence in prison (Knafo 2013). Scientist says that the full level of maturity is not reached until a person is in their mid-20. Immature children without an adult brain are committing adult crimes and are serving adult time. Why. The answer unfolds in the explanations of deviance. Statistics states that nearly 3000 juveniles who are put in American prisons are given a life sentence without the option of parole (EJI)....   [tags: Legal Issues, Life Sentences]
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Juvenile Justice: Should Teenagers Be Sentences As Adults - Many people assume that teenagers should not be sentenced as adults, because their brain is not fully developed. On the other hand, people believe if teenagers commit crimes then they need to have consequences for their actions. According to the Campaign for Youth Justices, about 250,000 teenagers are tried, sentenced, or incarcerated as adults every year in the United States (Campaign for Youth Justices 3). Therefore, charging teenagers as adults is fair, because they are human beings just like adults....   [tags: crime, action, teenagers, adults] 719 words
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Adverbs: How To Make Your Sentences More Interesting - ... There are 5 authors that divided types of adverbs into different numbers, according to their knowledge. Quirk and Greenbaum (1993) explain that there are 5 kinds of adverbs including Adverbs of Manner (slowly, quietly), Adverbs of Place (on the island, there), Adverbs of Frequency (everyday, often), Adverbs of Time (before dark, early, now) and Adverbs of Purpose (to avoid hitting the rock, to get the best price). However, Adverbs of Purpose are not appearing in other author’s work. Townend (2003) show us that there are 5 types of adverbs too, including Adverbs of Manner, Adverbs of Place, Adverbs of Frequency, Adverbs of Time and Adverbs of Degree (almost, nearly, hardly, scarcely, bare...   [tags: definitions, types, tips, use] 670 words
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Prison for Minors - “Prison is no place for anybody to start off at. This is where everybody ends up and they end up being a loser in life. This is where the ball game begins and only the tough survive” (“Prison”). There are approximately 2,500 prisoners serving life without parole sentences for homicide committed when they were under the age 18. More than 2,000 of them received that sentence as a result of a mandatory sentencing scheme (“US”). State laws call for a mandatory sentence of life without parole for those convicted of a felony murder....   [tags: state laws, mandatory sentences, life sentences]
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Literary Elements Used in My Essays - As always, my essays usually turn out to be dry and monotonous, but undeniably extensive in informative flesh and teeth. My words could be called repetitive by a few, tiresome by some, but exhaustive by most. I always employ long, winding descriptions to the simplest thing, usually stringing a series of dependent thoughts together at a melodramatic pace. Long sentences that are unequally formed in a series of dependent clauses that eventually ends with the fundamental idea at the end of the sentence becomes a signature flourish in my literary style....   [tags: syntax, complex, sentences, writing, style] 837 words
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Do The time, Lower The Crime by James Q. Wilson and Mandatory Minimum Drug Sentences Waste Resource by Kevin Zeese - Prison reform has been talked about since the late 1800’s and early 1900’s with the goal of giving prisoners better living conditions. Today’s issues involving prison reform have caused many debates on whether or not prisons should change their traditional ways and try to find a more suitable solution with prison related problems like overcrowded facility and huge sums of money being spent on these prisons. Two article that are going to be analyzed in this essay are entitled “Do the time, lower the crime” by James Q....   [tags: article analysis, prison facilities, prison reform]
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Why I Am a Writer and an Artist - ... I was captivated by the remarkable artists and writers who frequented the stage as featured speakers. Through their work they had established themselves as revolutionary thinkers, and now they were renowned speakers as well. Something about their work was deeply moving. It resonated with people. Suddenly I realized that through my passions of writing and art I too could touch people in this way, for they are my most impactful methods of communicating my observations, ideas, and beliefs. People universally relate to literature and art because their creation draws upon the basic human experience; hence even a small stroke or a well-placed word can have a profound impact on lives....   [tags: sentences, color, literature, art, education] 843 words
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Comparing Newspaper Articles to See if the Type of Newspaper Affects the Length of Words and Sentences - Comparing Newspaper Articles to See if the Type of Newspaper Affects the Length of Words and Sentences In this piece of coursework I will compare two newspaper articles to see if the type of paper of newspaper affects the length of words and the length of sentences. To do this, I have chosen a broadsheet newspaper, The Times and a tabloid newspaper, The Daily mail. I am going to compare the average word length as well as, the average sentence length. The broadsheet seems to be a more political and complex newspaper as intellectual and intelligent people tend to read it and on average, I expect it to a have a longer word and sentence length whereas, I expect the tablo...   [tags: Papers] 1938 words
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Juveniles Tried in Court - Laws regarding the age at which young people can be tried as adults must change because allowing juvenile offenders lighter sentences under juvenile court laws is only enabling their behavior and failing to teach them about real consequences to crime, yet not always in the best interest of the child such as alternatives are. It is necessary in some cases to send the juvenile to adult court for prosecution. But it is really hard to keep kids safe in an adult jail. Also by not giving youth their own separate facility they are not getting the proper education that they need to survive if they are ever released from prison (Gerdes 118-122)....   [tags: juvenile offenders, light sentences, jail]
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The Disparity In Sentencing Amongst Minorities In Prison - Although some say the high disparity of minority to white prison sentences is due to repeat offenses by second and third time offenders, the disparity in the population between black and white Americans in the U.S. doesn't support the fact there are more minorities than whites in American prisons. The make- up of judges, juries and law enforcement officials in the judicial system are a factor. The high disparity amongst minorities in prison is due to the societal issues such as racial discrimination, racial inequality of lawmakers in the court system, and presumptive sentencing guidelines....   [tags: Prison Sentences, Repeat Offenses, Jail Time]
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Peter Lombard - Although he is one of the most important Theologians of his time, little information is known of him. He was probably born in Northern Italy at Lumellogno in Navarre at around 1100 He attended Bologna possibly Vercelli, France to study first in Reins and then in Paris. He was then elected bishop of Paris in 1159; he soon died a year later. Peter was an Italian theologian and bishop of Paris, his Four Books of Sentences became the main theological handbook of the Middle Ages. He was a student at Paris, where he was the student of the French philosopher Peter Abelard....   [tags: middle ages, the sentences, theology]
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Juveniles: Banning the Death Sentence - As parents the worst news we can imagine is harm coming to our children, but having a child face a death sentence is completely tragic. You think of the life they could have, you ask yourself where you went wrong. You put yourself in the shoes of the family your child has hurt and how they were denied of a normal life. Sufficed to say when a child is on death row their actions hurt all involved. While many oppose capital punishment, we need to look at why we should ban it for juveniles who commit capital offences....   [tags: Criminal Justice ]
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Rape and Extending the Sentence for Rape - Rape is a crime that is committed when someone is forced to have sexual intercourse through physical force or duress. “683,000 rapes occur every year” (CVS) and the national average for people accused of rape is eight years in a federal prison. Rape is a serious crime as well as other crimes but rape is considered to be a more serious and heinous crime along with murder etc. There are also different phases of rape that the victim may go through depending on how they handle it. Eight years in prison is not a good amount of time for someone to serve for what they did, all of the things that involve the process of rape should be incorporated into the sentence: force, against someone’s will, and...   [tags: crime, force, trauma, victim, jail, health]
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Prison Sentence Length Discussion - ... First, spending a long time in a prison where are plenty of offenders live together will not be beneficial to developing their characters. Second, it is a big expense for government to provide offenders with food and shelters. A news shows that homeless offenders liked to use prison terms to ensure they had a roof over their heads in winter. That means sentence is no more a serious legal way to penalize offenders but shelter for some homeless people. There is no doubt that it will become a heavy load for government....   [tags: severity of penalties] 670 words
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Sentence Skill Development - Learning Team Assignment Sentence Skill Development Listed below are the seven basic parts of speech accompanied with a description of its use and how they are commonly misused. The list is as follows: NOUN - A person, place or thing. A noun can be misused when using a plural form of the word, such as mouse and mice. Some nouns do not become plural by simply adding (s) or (es). PRONOUN – Replaces a noun in a sentence. A common misuse is when the pronoun and verb do not agree. Incorrect: They rides the bus....   [tags: Language] 856 words
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The Garden-Path Model as a Method of Sentence Processing - Fraizer and Rayner (1982) put forward the garden-path model as a method of sentence processing, used when encountering ambiguous sentences. The model states that when a reader or listener comes across an ambiguous sentence only one syntactical structure is primarily considered. When reaching a key point in the sentence, if the meaning attributed does not work, we must backtrack and rebuild the structure of the sentence. After reparsing the sentence we can then arrive at the right explanation of the sentence (Harley, 2008)....   [tags: Language ]
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SAT-Level Sentence-Completion Questions - ... 2) Moreover, the labelled dependency language model performs better than the unlabelled dependency language model. In the research paper {\bf ``Sentence Completion Task using Web-scale Data"}, the authors Kyusong Lee and Gary Geunbae Lee employ assorted N-gram probability information for each candidate word to answer sentence completion questions. They propose a method using n-gram language model which considers both forward and backward n-gram probabilities and has much reduced data sparseness....   [tags: language, semantic, techniques] 1149 words
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Requirements For An Apophantic Sentence - Logic, as it appears in its everyday form, seems to stand on its own, without any requirements to needed to justify its existence. However, it is commonly overlooked that "logic is the science and means of clear . . . communication." Consequently, many sentences are regarded as logical, which in reality are illogical. It can therefore be found that the language used to communicate this logic must be carefully constructed using a certain format in order to form a logical statement. The requirements in such a sentence include a subject, the verb "to be", a predicate containing information that is relevant to the subject by means of the verb "to be", an adjective,...   [tags: essays research papers] 687 words
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The Connection between Sentence Comprehension and Motor Representations - ... One concern is that objects can be primed by another word that proposes using the object or moving the object. Therefore, as V- and F-context can prime a certain action. Secondly, moving an object either toward or away from the body can be congruent or incongruent depending on the motor representations elicited by the target word. For example, the word thirst requires one to move an object (e.g. cup) towards their body. The action of moving the cup towards the body is a context-dependent action, which is congruent with the prime word thirst; however, this action would be incongruent with the prime word sink....   [tags: language tasks, cognitive psychology] 1329 words
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Teaching Conditional Sentence to Foreign Language Learners - 1. Introduction Grammar and Vocabulary are the two foundations of English language and they affect each other individually. Therefore, both of them should be emphasize in English language teaching. According to Greenbaum and Nelson (2002), Grammar refers to the set of rules that allow people to combine words in language into larger units. Mastering grammar well will contribute greatly to reading, writing and speaking. In grammar leaning, the student’s attitude matters. Meanwhile, the teaching methods are also the key factor for students to master well....   [tags: Grammar&Vocabulary, Educational Technique]
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The Sentence Task Shown by Michelle Obama and the North Korean Refugee, Hyeonseo Lee - ... Born in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee left for China in 1997 during a serious famine occurred in North Korea. She now lives in South Korea, as an activist for her fellow refugees.(TED,2013) Given the brief biography of both ladies with significant difference, it is easier for us to understand what exact ideas they try to convey.   Audiences of the two writers have something in common. They are both not especially targeted and are in great number. But at the same time ,the familiarity of the writers to their respective audience are vastly different....   [tags: education, audience speech] 718 words
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Should Juvenile Offenders Be Sentenced to Life Without the Possibility of Parole - After reading the article Should Juvenile offenders ever be sentenced to life without the Possibility of Parole (Steinberg, L.& Scott, E. 2010) I did some research on the adolescence stage of human development, regarding the reason juvenile offenders should not be sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. And I have conducted a few facts of the adolescent brain supporting this argument. I have heard many stories of the cruel and evil crimes that some children have committed. There are a number of causes that can occur during development, that can cause these, kind of criminal behaviors....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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The Sentence - As a judge dealing with a sentence for an individual that has been convicted of stealing others’ identity for monetary gain, specific information would be needed before a sentence could be imposed. The information needed would be as follows: How many people did he steal identities from. How was he or she planning to obtain money from the stolen identities. How did he or she steal the identities. Specifically, was it stolen from peoples’ garbage. Or was the identity stolen from a place that the person worked....   [tags: Retribution Incapacitation Deterrence] 384 words
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Improvements to the Justice System in Native American Reservations - The justice system of a society is the reflection of a society’s values and a flawed system is indicative of an unsafe society, a result that can be seen in Native American reservations (Identification of Controversy) (Lead). The justice system in Native American reservations should be improved by increasing the number of prosecuted crimes, increasing the severity of prison sentences by tribal courts, and by promoting the Violence Against Women Act (Thesis). The Justice Department declines too many serious crime cases, such as sexual abuse cases, to improve the statistics of crime in Native American Reservations (Topic Sentence)....   [tags: crime, prosecute, sentence] 534 words
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Grammatical Processing in Language Learners - The keynote article “Grammatical processing in language learners” by Clahsen and Felser, aimed to compare the grammatical processing in adult native speakers, child first language learners, and adult second language learners (L2ers) (3). The authors examined works that observed the processing of morphology, ambiguous sentences, and syntactic dependencies before going into their general discussion in which they summarize the results and suggest the shallow structure hypothesis. The first topic looked at by Clahsen and Felser was morphological processing....   [tags: sentence processing, languages processing ]
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The American Penal System - Imagine living your life inside of an enclosed, seven by twelve foot, concrete cell. The only access you have to outside world is the small slot in the door used for delivering medication and food, and a tiny window, used by the guards to make sure you are alive and breathing. The fact that they even have to check if you are alive should be a red flag to society. You are here for twenty three hours a day with only one hour of “recreation” outside of this cell. This time can be used to shower, workout or make a phone call, but you are still isolated....   [tags: solitary confinement, punishment, sentence]
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The Moral Dilemma of the Death Sentence - There are many instances where a person is executed wrongfully, if this is the case, why do it at all. If a loved one is murdered, and their murderer was sentenced to death, if given the opportunity, would you spare them their life. I believe if you chose not to spare a human life, you chose wrong; I plan on arguing why this is morally wrong, and how it could be resolved. Let’s analyze a scenario, a woman’s husband was murdered, she is certain that he is guilty of it because he confessed to the murder on the day he was going to be executed....   [tags: Capital Punishment, Justice System] 962 words
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Public Policy on Third-Strike Law - Three-strike law is ineffective, inefficient and costly. The costly and controversial three-strike law does nothing to prevent crime despite increasing population of state prisons (Miller, 2012). The public of America find crime rates alarming. The crime rates are high and people feel like prisoners in their homes, afraid of venturing out because of fear of becoming another statistic figure. For the past two decades, federal and state crime control and prevention policies base on belief that harsh statutes will prevent people from committing crime....   [tags: crime prevention, sentence, prison]
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A Call for a Revision of Mandatory Minumum Drug Laws - ... This creates a sentencing inversion.” With the discretion of the judges included in the sentencing process, the offenders will get the sentence equal to the crime they committed. A job of a judge is to determine the sentence for an offender that will be fair and just. Through the establishment of this law, judges cannot add their input for when there is extreme circumstances, but the offenders must serve the time attributed to the crime committed. One of the more serious problem with mandatory minimum sentences is that they have a disparate effect on non-White offenders....   [tags: drugs, sentence, judges, severity, laws] 2895 words
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A Thirty Day Sentence - A former fifty-four year old high school teacher was released after a thirty-day rape sentence. Stacey Rambold was accused of raping his high school student, fourteen-year old Cherice Moralez in 2007. The term rape does not have a solid definition, but it can vary based on the laws each state has. Rape in my own words can be defined as a sexual act done to another person forcibly or without their consent. Usually in rape cases the male is the rapist and the female is the victim. Rape is considered a reproductive health issue because it affects females or males physically, emotionally, and or mentally....   [tags: Stacey Rambold, rape cases] 668 words
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English Syntax- Summary - ... Our biologically endowed knowledge is known as I-language, and as its additon there is an E-language, which is defined as all the world languages (for an example : English, Italian etc.) that are uttered in words. Furthermore, Chomsky broadened the definitions of I-language and E-language in terms of competence and performance. Competence is depicted qua the fluent native speaker's tacit knowledge of his or her language, while on the other hand, performance is a speaker's presentation of his inner knowledge of any language....   [tags: english sentence, grammar] 668 words
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Death Sentence - Capital Punishment, killing a criminal through a lawful process, is one of the most highly debatable subjects in the world. Execution can be done in any of the following ways, beheading, electric chair, firing squads, guillotines, hanging, lethal injection, poison gas, crucifixion and stoning. The most popular form used in the United States of America is lethal injection. Some may argue that this is the most civil way of killing the criminal, but others would argue that the death penalty is not civil at all whatsoever....   [tags: Capital Punishment]
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